Laura Bennett

Residency Counselor

Before coming to Meadow Ridge, Laura Bennett worked in television advertising sales and management, most recently with digital media, helping local businesses thrive.

Laura started in cable television right out of Southern Connecticut State University. During her 30-year career, she worked with companies such as Comcast and Cablevision.

During a short hiatus from marketing, Laura briefly worked at a Life Plan Community, but at the time, she was used to life on the road and needed the flexibility of that type of job to be available for her children.

“I said I would come back to this one day because I love it,” says Laura, who worked with seniors at Heritage Village in Southbury during college summers.

“I always had a passion for working with seniors,” she says. “So, this is full circle for me.”

In 2019, “I was absolutely ready to make the change,” she says, so she applied for an opening at Meadow Ridge and has been here ever since.

One of the things she loves best about her job is showing prospects all the available activities at Meadow Ridge.

The best part for her is, “When they start to react: All the things that make their faces light up—those are the things that make me feel happy,” she says. “I tell them, ‘It’s the beginning of a wonderful new chapter and one you deserve after working so hard.’”

When she’s not working, Laura is an avid outdoors person who hikes, skis and golfs. “My favorite place is outside,” she explains.

She is active in her church and is also a singer, most recently part of a female jazz trio called “Here Comes Trouble” that performed at fundraisers and other events.

Laura lives in Southbury and has two adult children. “They are my joy,” she says.